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JediTricks
01-05-2007, 05:11 PM
Please post your VOTE for up to 6 {six} of the questions provided in this thread, letting us know which ones you most want to see asked on Friday, January 12th. Keep in mind that your votes in round 21 do not count in this round, so if your question is still on the list, you may want to vote for it again.

Also, feel free to post new questions. For reference, here are Hasbro's answers from previous SSG questions (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=76); and from other sites (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=510). And here are the questions we're asking this week:
From what we've seen, the recent Toys R Us-exclusive Endor AT-AT and Target-exclusive Imperial Shuttle have both sold fairly well, the Imperial Shuttle selling through in only a matter of weeks. Will this mean we'll be more likely to see more larger vehicles in the future? If so, would they likely be all-new molds, retooled molds, or unmodified reissues? As a side note, some collectors have felt that large vehicles would always sell better if they were released just before Christmas the way Imperial Shuttle was, furthering the likelihood of selling more units to a wider market - what's Hasbro's take on that?
Off and on since the first Saga line in 2002, basic figure waves have been planned and released around themes - either by a specific scene or by a movie in general. By planning figures in themes, does that require rushing some figures to make a wave's deadline simply because it fits the theme, or padding the wave with figures that aren't entirely satisfying simply to fill the wave with theme-oriented characters? Is the themed wave idea somewhat constricting to what can be done, and have there ever been figures that were planned for a wave but didn't get finished in time and were shelved for missing their theme?
Will the Mara Jade comic figure be based only on how she appeared in the comics or will Mara Jade-actress Shannon McRandle's likeness be taken into account?
Hasbro's answers about making EU figures based on the novels have suggested one of the reasons they're not as likely is because there are no singular visual representations of the characters. However, one of the licensed reference books currently out is "The Essential Guide To Characters" which use Lucasfilm-approved artwork of character likenesses from the novels that are not in the comics, such as many of the Yuuzhan Vong and the Solo Kids. Also, the Japanese cover art likenesses has been claimed as canon by Lucasfilm Licensing executive ficton & comic editor Sue Rostoni, these likenesses being used even on the StarWars.com EU main page as graphic elements. Will Hasbro consider using these sources for the inspiration for future Expanded Universe action figures?
Considering it is the very first spaceship we see in Star Wars and plays a significant role in the first part of the movie, as well as appearing in ROTS, will the Tantive IV (aka Rebel Blockade Runner) vehicle ever be offered?
With the onslaught of Titaniums Series 3" vehicles lately (5 waves hit stores from beginning of October to end of November) are there less vehicles per wave being produced or are they just moving that fast? Also, will there be refreshes of these waves for collectors that missed them when they were briefly on shelves?Current questions (vote for up to 6):

- What is the status of Playskool's Jedi Force line?

- Having met some of you at SD Comic-Con, where I've been able to talk to you and learn all sorts of things about the struggle involved in making these toys, I wonder if maybe you'd consider sharing a lot more of that with collectors in general? If not, why? - asked by Plasticfetish
- Back when you were posting updates about the Fan's Choice figure development on your site, it did a lot to generate interest. Any chance that you'd go back to doing something like that? If not, why?
- I've seen the Kenner and Galoob logos on a few things lately. Is that just a "special" thing, or are we looking to see a relaunch of some old brands?
- Are more properties aside from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel, and Transformers planned for the Titanium Series lines?
- With each figure in The Saga Collection line having at least 6 different "exclusive hologram figure" pack-ins, some collectors think these were created solely to sell multiples of the same figure to completists. What was the thinking behind these "exclusive hologram figure" pack-ins, and why change the color from blue to red when there were no red character holograms in the movies?
- Canadaian collectors miss out on a many of the US-only store exclusives. Any chance Canadians could have every exclusive figure/vehicle/combination made available on shop.starwars.com after their shelf runs in the US stores?
- Is there any possibility of seeing a 7" Unleashed Clone Wars Animated wave?
- What is the status of the Holiday line? Any thoughts to a release of a Padme & Anakin with baby Luke manger type of scene?
- With talk about the Expanded Universe figures returning in 2007, are the EU figures going to be short-packed like TSC's Scorch or will there be enough for everyone?
- If Hasbro feels that mid-sized vehicles is the way to go, then will we be seeing more airspeeders and landspeeders in the forseeable future? Some of the airspeeders are pretty much snubfighter sized.
- Eventually will all the Episode III Clone Commanders be released as an entire set?
- With the release of the George Lucas in Stormtrooper Disguise and the Lucas Family Collection, can we expect to see a George Lucas the Director action figure in his trademarked flannel shirt and perhaps variations of old and young Lucas?
- Will there ever be a Fan's Choice Titanium Series Forged Figure?
- Has Hasbro considered taking figures that were released in the original Kenner vintage line that have already been remade with modern VOTC quality (example: OTC Cloud Car Pilot) and packaging them on VOTC-style packaging, perhaps for a lower price than new-mold VOTC go for (msrp $10)?
- Are there going to be any more silver 'raw metal' Titanium 3" ships like the silver Slave I, 5-pack Millennium Falcon, 5-pack Death Star, etc.?
- Knowing you can't (or won't) divulge any specifics - has pre-production begun on any of the new toy products that will come out in support of the 2 Star Wars tv series that are currently being developed?
- Since we've seen Star Wars crossovers with Transformers done in the Star Wars Transformers line, the Attacktix line, and even some might argue the Titanium Series line; and Marvel Superheroes now have Titanium and Galactic Hero-styled entries, will we get other kinds of crossover entries, perhaps GI Joe Galactic Heroes? Star Wars, Transformers, and GI Joe all had their first comic ties to Marvel, so it'd be... uh... "perfect"!
- Though you said you wouldn't be releasing any new Separatist Leaders or Neimoidians in 2007 does this include repaints and retools of existing ones?
- What does Hasbro think about using the New Jedi Order (Yuuzhan Vong) series of novels for source material for the Expanded Universe collection?
- Since the upcoming Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter is an orange version of the AOTC ship, does this lower the chances of getting the green & gray (with yellow droid) ROTS version of his ship as seen in the Clone Wars cartoon episode 23, or is it possible that we will still see one in the future?
- In the pictures we've seen for the Ambush On Ilum Battlepack, it appears that the C-3PO figure is gold. In the cartoon, during the Ilum sequence, C-3PO is the grayish color he was in Attack of the Clones. Will the figure in the Battlepack be repainted to reflect this, or will he remain the inaccurate gold?
- What kind of articulation do the Chameleon Droids have in the Ambush On Ilum Battlepack?
- Since the AAT has been rereleased with the mid-sized vehicles, will the similarly-sized TX-130 Saber-class tank - seen in the Star Wars: Clone Wars and Battlefront videogames - ever be made? The vehicle was even used for both Republic and Imperial troops in Battlefront II.
- What happened to the scale when you made the previous Hoth Rebel Trooper (Saga 04-01), which is very short next to other figures even taking his pose into account? Can we expect a more definitive Hoth Rebel anytime soon to go with that great Major Derlin?
- Any chance of ever seeing the Ultra Battle Droid made that appears in the Clone Wars Adventures Volume 1 comic story Heavy Metal Jedi?
- With basic figures waves, why is it that some waves will show up in such small amounts that there is never a trace of them, yet the next wave shows up soon afterwards in findable quantities?
- Understanding you don't want to divulge specific figures, can you tell us how many (if any) figures in the 30th Anniv. line will have running-change variant figures, a la The Saga Collection Endor Rebel Soldiers?
- The images released of the 30th Anniv. wave 2 carded and loose Death Star Trooper show him coming with the standard E-11 Stormtrooper blaster, however in A New Hope these troopers are shown sporting the DH-17, the blaster most often used by the Rebels (this blaster is even represented in this same wave with the Rebel Honor Guard and Biggs figures). Will the Death Star Trooper figure ship with the correct DH-17 blaster or continue with the E-11 shown in the photo sample, and if it's the latter, why?
- In the past, Toys R Us has had several promotional figures that could be obtained free with a purchase of $15 or so (such as Holographic Yoda and Palpatine, and some silver figures). Will we see more promotional figures such as these in the future, perhaps more holographic figures that would otherwise not be sold at normal retail?
- What are the chances of seeing Titanium Series Battle Droid, Super Battle Droid, and Destroyer Droid figures made? This would avoid the thin-wall problems of their plastic action figure counterparts.
- With the recent addition of the Comic Book Two packs, and the thoughts of EU Figures being shipped in future waves, will we ever see a new sculpt of Kyle Katarn, perhaps as he appears in either Jedi Knight or Jedi Outcast ? This would be great way also to release perhaps the Dark Jedi in the game as well as other characters in the games like Jan Ors or Rahn or even an older version of Luke Skywalker.
- Tech Mo'r is the member of the Modal Nodes who sits down and plays the ommni box, but both times he has been released (as part of the 1997 Fan Club exclusive and 2006 Wal-Mart Commemorative Tin Collection), he has been without knee articulation or the base for his instrument. Will we see him with these changes in the future?
- In the past, figures have included interlocking bases that can create larger diorama pieces. Will we see more of these in the future?
- The 2001 POTJ Princess Leia Bespin Escape figure has the best likeness and the first real quality use of scale on a Leia figure ever, yet this figure has not seen any quality rerelease. How about re-releasing this figure with new limbs that aren't preposed, perhaps with a little better articulation? This mold could also be used with changes to the hair, boots, and hands-into-gloves, plus a new vest that fits, to make a new Hoth Leia.
- Any chance that Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast will get together and pack in WOTC's Star Wars minatures with Hasbro basic figures?
- Any chance that we could get a new Rancor packed with a Dathomir Witch or Sith Witch instead of Luke?
- Hasbro has previously said that vehicles for the Galactic Heroes line did not sell well, but the only vehicles that have been released in the Galactic Heroes line itself are 2 re-releases of previous Playskool vehicles at higher pricepoints, and 2 transforming vehicles taken from an unrelated line. The Galactic Heroes line has only 2 movie vehicles to choose from, the Millennium Falcon and the X-wing, but no vehicles to fight. Given that there is now a TIE Fighter Pilot, it seems only natural to make a TIE Fighter around the same size as the X-wing. What might be done to rectify this situation? Also, are there any plans to re-release any of the Star Wars Playskool figures or elements that have not yet been offered in the Galactic Heroes line, such as Wicket or the Wampa or the Naboo Fighter?
- In recent years, many Darth Vader figures have included a silver piece of material around the neck to represent the chain that holds Vader's cape on. However, every time this feature has been included, the "chain" ends up looking too big and out-of-place, while Vader figures that do not include this chain end up looking much better. In the interest of accuracy, could the chain either be scaled down (to better match its look in Episodes III, V, and VI), or done as sculpted plastic (as on earlier incarnations), or simply left off (as in Episode IV) on future Darth Vader figures?
- In a future release, would it be possible to re-release Dannik Jerriko with the holes in his face (the ones caused by the removable proboscises) filled in?
- The only versions of the AT-ST to date have been the ESB Kenner mold, while at first glance it appears to be the same shape as the ROTJ version, in reality the ROTJ version is actually a significantly different design. Understanding that an ROTJ AT-ST would require an all-new mold to be made which likely lessens its chances, is it a vehicle that Hasbro might be considering making at any point in the future?
- Will we see a TIE Interceptor with the new, more accurate, center pod - the improved center cockpit pod that has been released on the standard TIE Fighter the last couple of times? If so, would it have the old 2-piece hatch or the newest, 1-piece side-opening hatch seen on the upcoming white TIE Fighter?
- Many collectors believe that the recent trend of figures having ball-jointed heads has more flaws than advantages, what with the joint requirements creating heads that appear cut off behind the jaw and below the ears making for a bizarre profile, as well as unrealistically long necks. In some circumstances the ball joint's range of motion can be so limited that it renders the joint all but moot. Also, with removable-helmet figures, sometimes the head comes off with the helmet. Some examples of the problems caused by ball-jointed heads are the Ep IV Commemorative Tin's Sandtrooper, the Evolutions Ep II Anakin figure, and VTSC Luke Pilot. So would it be possible to do away with ball-jointed head articulation and either go back to the traditional swivel neck or come up with something that looks and works better? Vote now, and feel free to add new questions too. Thanks for participating!

Mr Burns
01-05-2007, 06:01 PM
15, 17, 25, 31, 35, 38

DarkArtist
01-05-2007, 09:31 PM
my votes are for 9,13,32,34,35 and 24

Battle Droid
01-05-2007, 10:21 PM
These two for now.

26. - Any chance of ever seeing the Ultra Battle Droid made that appears in the Clone Wars Adventures Volume 1 comic story Heavy Metal Jedi?

31. - What are the chances of seeing Titanium Series Battle Droid, Super Battle Droid, and Destroyer Droid figures made? This would avoid the thin-wall problems of their plastic action figure counterparts.

Devo
01-06-2007, 07:17 AM
New question:

Would it be possible, on balljoint-headed figures, to have the balljoint at the base of the neck disguised within the torso rather than at the top of the neck where it often looks very awkward and can be to the detriment of a head sculpt? The recent Episode IV tin set Stormtrooper is a prime example of the negative effects on the head sculpt of a ball-joint neck in its current preferred form - the figures lower jaw appears 'cut off' below the ears and the line running down to his chin is all too clear. The Evolutions Episode II Anakin has a similar issue and whatsmore the movement is still limited anyway so it hardly seems worthwhile.

stad
01-06-2007, 11:28 AM
31, 21, 20

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-06-2007, 12:51 PM
I'll go for 21, 22, 30, 33, 39, and Devo's question. Whoever asked the other five must be some sort of god. ;)

Mandalorian Candidat
01-06-2007, 02:00 PM
6, 12, 17, 30, 34, and...

Will there be any more mail-away promos like there were for the POTF2 line?

Rogue II
01-06-2007, 10:33 PM
New Question:

In a future Legends wave, would it be possible to re-release Dannik Jerriko without the holes in his face.

bigbarada
01-07-2007, 12:27 AM
15, 17, 27, 28, 38

Some new questions, all about vehicles. The first one's the most important, the other two are just gravy:

Now that we have such a great Biker Scout figure, Endor Luke and the rumored Endor Leia, any chance that you would release a new more movie-accurate Speeder Bike? Maybe utilize a clear plastic stand for support instead of the "legs" that are on the previous versions?

We've never seen a ROTJ version of the AT-ST vehicle, at first glance it seems to be the same basic shape as the ESB version, but is really a completely different design. Fully aware that it would require an all new mold to be made, but is this a vehicle that's even being considered at any point in the future?

Will we see a TIE Interceptor with the new, more accurate, cockpit ball that has been released on the standard TIE Fighter in the last couple of years?

El Chuxter
01-07-2007, 01:26 AM
I am all over Rogue II's new question. I forgot until this week's "Best/Worst" poll how badly those stupid holes ticked me off.

I know it's a bit character-specific, but I still think it's valid.

JediTricks
01-07-2007, 09:35 PM
Questions 40-42 added.

Rogue II, you have 5 votes left.

bigbarada, since you put down 5 votes and then 2 questions added, your final vote has not been counted for either new question, so you have 1 vote left.


New question:

Would it be possible, on balljoint-headed figures, to have the balljoint at the base of the neck disguised within the torso rather than at the top of the neck where it often looks very awkward and can be to the detriment of a head sculpt? The recent Episode IV tin set Stormtrooper is a prime example of the negative effects on the head sculpt of a ball-joint neck in its current preferred form - the figures lower jaw appears 'cut off' below the ears and the line running down to his chin is all too clear. The Evolutions Episode II Anakin has a similar issue and whatsmore the movement is still limited anyway so it hardly seems worthwhile.I understand this is a concern a lot of you guys have, but I'm afraid this is a question I am not willing to ask. It would have them move the joint from the head to the bottom of the neck a la GI Joe:RAH figures, not only does that joint suck in general, but it also requires cutting away more of the collar-area to accomodate it, and it's physiologically incorrect for the type of movement the head articulation is simulating - you don't tilt your head by craning your neck, it's not even physically possible in some directions so it wouldn't look right. I just wouldn't feel right asking them to do something less accurate and produce less results, if you think of another solution to ask them, I'll be glad to add it. (A side note: I thought someone had already asked them about the problems created by the ball-jointed heads, but I can't find it, I searched the Q&As for "neck" and there are almost no results, but the word "head" appears nearly every week.)


Will there be any more mail-away promos like there were for the POTF2 line?Already answered:
JediDefender: Will you be offering any more "mail away" figures for 2006? Would it be something that you will look at again in 2007 if the vintage Lucastrooper mail-away is successful?

Hasbro: There will be no more mail away figures in 2006. We're still planning for 2007 right now, so it's too early to know if we will repeat the promotion next year.

Now that we have such a great Biker Scout figure, Endor Luke and the rumored Endor Leia, any chance that you would release a new more movie-accurate Speeder Bike? Maybe utilize a clear plastic stand for support instead of the "legs" that are on the previous versions?Asked on July 26th:
JediDefender.com: With the all new super articulated Biker Scout (Kudos to you Hasbro, that's some super fine work you did), fans are now anxious to know if an all new Speederbike is in the works? The original's sculpt is detailed, however the bike isn't particularly sturdy and it's a bit oversized. A smaller (properly scaled) bike with maybe a clear stand for a hovering effect would be incredibly popular given how many Biker Scouts a lot of us own I'd imagine.

Hasbro: Interesting idea. We don't have a new one in the works, but if we do a new bike, we'll take your feedback into account.
Us here on SSG on Sept 1st:
Q: Now that we have a new definitive Biker Scout, can we expect to see a more accurate Original Trilogy speederbike soon?
A: I think the previous Speeder Bike was pretty good. But there is always room for improvements. The real question then becomes, is it better to make an improved bike or a similar sized vehicle that has never been done before...
And on October 6th:
TheJawa.com: The VTSC Scout Trooper seems to be quite the success. Collectors are raving about it still, and the figure has been out for the better part of the year. The same goes for the new Sandtrooper. With that success in mind, has Hasbro explored the possibility of reissuing slightly modified versions of these figures (with ball-jointed hips) along with a new speeder bike or Dewback?

Hasbro: We're thinking about it, yes. No timetable for either, though, but it wouldn't be in 2007.

bigbarada
01-07-2007, 10:56 PM
Ugh, I don't like any of those answers about the Speeder Bike.:(

Anyways, add 41 to my vote, I'm pretty sure of the answer but it doesn't hurt to plant the seed.

And I couldn't agree more about the ball joint neck question. I think putting the ball joint at the base of the skull is a great idea. It's one of those little innovations that you wonder why no one has thought of before. Sure it can be done poorly, but so can knee joints.

bigbarada
01-08-2007, 05:27 AM
....meaning that I like the ball-jointed necks just the way they are.

If it's at all possible, I'd like to replace my vote for #17 with a vote for #42. We'll see toys for the TV show in due time, I really don't care if Hasbro is working on them now or not.

If it's not possible, because it would cause a rip in the space/time continuum, then nevermind, I'll keep my votes just the way they are.:p

Devo
01-08-2007, 02:41 PM
Well to be honest I only mentioned that 'base-of-neck' alternative because I know some people are really into the up/down/tilt movements facilitated by current ball-joint necks. I myself could do without any of this extra movement in order to preserve the quality of the sculpt. In fact I happen to agree that ball-joints at the base of the neck (as in some Tatooine Luke figures of the past) offer too little movement and unrealistic movement at that, just as you say JediTricks. Whatsmore the neck, as is also the case on some figures using the current method such as VOTC Leia, can be too long.

However I do quite passionately believe that no added articulation is worth the compromise to the sculpt caused by ball-joints at the base of the skull. And I find it hard to understand how some people reconcile their criticisms of something like Admiral Mottis prominent elbow articulation with their love of balljoint necks. I'm not thinking of anyone in particular there but I'm sure they're out there by virtue of how universally criticised Motti's elbow is versus how seemingly the majority have no issue with ball-joint necks.

So if I were to rephrase my question it'd be this and I don't expect it to be popular:

Would it be possible to do away with ball-joint necks in favour of the once-preferred swivel articulation? Ball-joint necks tend to look very awkward and can be to the detriment of a head sculpt. The recent Episode IV tin set Stormtrooper is a prime example of the negative effects on the head sculpt of a ball-joint neck - the figure's lower jaw appears 'cut off' below the ears and the line running down to his chin is all too clear. The Evolutions Episode II Anakin has a similar issue and whatsmore the movement is still limited anyway so it hardly seems worthwhile. Other figures have their hairlines ruined such as on the VTSC Luke whose hair juts out at the back in a bizarre and unrealistic fashion, while the VOTC Han's hair wound up being too short, thus innaccurate for ANH, because if it had been longer the articulation wouldn't work.

Longwinded but I wanted to get across all my main criticisms of ball-joint necks in the hopes my campaign might win some new recruits across the internet.

My votes:

25
35
39
41
42

and mine if you put it up.

Dark Marble
01-08-2007, 03:28 PM
For right now I would really like to see 38 and 42 asked.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-08-2007, 06:53 PM
As far as the ball joint thing goes, you could at least ask if they could stop making the jawlines so terrible on these kinds of figures. Sometimes it looks fine, but as said, other times it looks utterly terrible. It also looks bad on swivel joint heads when the skin has a giant cut on it for the articulation, so it's a trade-off.

Devo
01-08-2007, 08:45 PM
It also looks bad on swivel joint heads when the skin has a giant cut on it for the articulation, so it's a trade-off.

but by no stretch of the imagination does that ever look as bad as VTSC X-wing Luke you must surely agree. We're talking about a very prominent, noticeable area - the jaw and hairline (the head!!) VS an area at the bottom of the neck which is very often hidden by the collar. I don't think its a trade-off. No one ever complained about swivel necks before, I don't remember anyone saying they wished there'd be up/down head motion on star wars figures, some might miss it now that we've had it but beforehand I don't think it even occured to people.

Sure its not physiologically accurate for a figure to tilt its head by altering the angle of its entire neck as is the case with balljoints at the base of the neck but neither is it physiologically accurate for a figure to have no lower jaw!!! So lets have neither of these two undesireables and just go back to standard swivel neck of old about which no one had complaints while it was in common use.

I'll try not to post again in this thread on the issue. I realise its not what the thread is for. Then again I have started threads about this before and gotten next to no response.

JediTricks
01-09-2007, 09:05 PM
Question 43 added.


Longwinded but I wanted to get across all my main criticisms of ball-joint necks in the hopes my campaign might win some new recruits across the internet.Ok, I included it, I rewrote it a lot and originally it was shorter but I decided to cover all the ground you had and it ended up the same length, just saying it a little differently. LMK if it is missing something you wanted to say.



but by no stretch of the imagination does that ever look as bad as VTSC X-wing Luke you must surely agree. We're talking about a very prominent, noticeable area - the jaw and hairline (the head!!) VS an area at the bottom of the neck which is very often hidden by the collar. I don't think its a trade-off. No one ever complained about swivel necks before, I don't remember anyone saying they wished there'd be up/down head motion on star wars figures, some might miss it now that we've had it but beforehand I don't think it even occured to people. Actually, I complained about it a lot from around '98 on in when the sculpts started getting better but they couldn't tilt their hreads (ball-jointing allows them to **** their heads to the side which can be expressive or make for a better firing pose). The neck areas on Ep 1 figures look especially ugly, this straight cut across the collar that looks very awkward.


I'll try not to post again in this thread on the issue. I realise its not what the thread is for. Then again I have started threads about this before and gotten next to no response.Yeah, this isn't a discussion thread, it really isn't the place. Feel free to start another thread if you like, though.

Devo
01-09-2007, 09:55 PM
Your rewrite will do fine. As for you complaining about the lack of up/down/tilting ability around '98 I forget that I've only been viewing internet forums since around 2001 and didn't join this one till 2003 so there was a period there where my senses weren't tuned to what the demands coming from collectors actually were. Have to say though I still don't remember anyone actively calling for ball-joint necks in all the time since - till we started getting them that is.

Kidhuman
01-10-2007, 08:16 AM
1, 2, 30, 37, 40, 43

Kidhuman
01-10-2007, 08:17 AM
If I may suggest that we remove the question about the holo figures since that promo is over?

El Chuxter
01-10-2007, 09:57 AM
Hasn't it also been confirmed a few times that the Jedi Force line is dead?

Rogue II
01-10-2007, 10:06 AM
#2
#25
#28
#36

And I believe you already counted my vote for #40

JediTricks
01-10-2007, 08:25 PM
Question 22 is likely to be pulled because we've now seen a production sample of that BP and it has the gold 3PO. However, if anybody here thinks we should rewrite it to ask WHY he's gold instead of gray, LMK and I'll change it to reflect that. If nobody speaks up on it, the question will be removed in the next round.

Question 23 will likely get pulled in the next round as well since it appears to have hip and head articulation.


If I may suggest that we remove the question about the holo figures since that promo is over?The question isn't about the future of the holo figures but about why they existed. We've had up questions about older items before, so I don't think there's a need to pull it. And it does occasionally get votes.


Hasn't it also been confirmed a few times that the Jedi Force line is dead?Not to my knowledge, but if you find a source on that, please link me it.


And I believe you already counted my vote for #40Indeed I have.


My votes:

24 - TX-130 tank
25 - short Hoth Rebel
27 - Unbalanced distribution
31 - Titanium Droids
35 - POTJ Bespin Leia
38 - G.Heroes Vehicles

Darth Jax
01-10-2007, 08:34 PM
lots of good questions this week.

18. gi joe galactic heroes
27. wave distribution
31. titanium droids
37. rancor
38. galactic hero vehicles
42. TIE interceptor

thanks

Jargo
01-10-2007, 09:54 PM
I'm too tired to go looking if this has been asked but, new question from me.

"Given that the new x-wing pilots (Dutch, Luke, Biggs, Wedge) are of a superior quality to prior versions. Would Hasbro be willing to update the POTJ Jek Porkins figure to add him to the pilots line up. With a little more articulation, revised helmet and those leg straps as a seperate piece rather than sculpted on?"

Umbra
01-11-2007, 12:24 AM
10
20
32
37
42
43

LTBasker
01-11-2007, 02:45 PM
5. - Are more properties aside from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel, and Transformers planned for the Titanium Series lines?

15. - Has Hasbro considered taking figures that were released in the original Kenner vintage line that have already been remade with modern VOTC quality (example: OTC Cloud Car Pilot) and packaging them on VOTC-style packaging, perhaps for a lower price than new-mold VOTC go for (msrp $10)?

24. - Since the AAT has been rereleased with the mid-sized vehicles, will the similarly-sized TX-130 Saber-class tank - seen in the Star Wars: Clone Wars and Battlefront videogames - ever be made? The vehicle was even used for both Republic and Imperial troops in Battlefront II.

25. - What happened to the scale when you made the previous Hoth Rebel Trooper (Saga 04-01), which is very short next to other figures even taking his pose into account? Can we expect a more definitive Hoth Rebel anytime soon to go with that great Major Derlin?

28. - Understanding you don't want to divulge specific figures, can you tell us how many (if any) figures in the 30th Anniv. line will have running-change variant figures, a la The Saga Collection Endor Rebel Soldiers?

32. - With the recent addition of the Comic Book Two packs, and the thoughts of EU Figures being shipped in future waves, will we ever see a new sculpt of Kyle Katarn, perhaps as he appears in either Jedi Knight or Jedi Outcast ? This would be great way also to release perhaps the Dark Jedi in the game as well as other characters in the games like Jan Ors or Rahn or even an older version of Luke Skywalker.

JediTricks
01-11-2007, 05:57 PM
I'm too tired to go looking if this has been asked but, new question from me.

"Given that the new x-wing pilots (Dutch, Luke, Biggs, Wedge) are of a superior quality to prior versions. Would Hasbro be willing to update the POTJ Jek Porkins figure to add him to the pilots line up. With a little more articulation, revised helmet and those leg straps as a seperate piece rather than sculpted on?"Strangely, it hasn't been ASKED, but Hasbro answered it anyway, on Oct 22nd:

JediDefender.com: Zev Senseca from the Target Rogue Two Snowspeeder is creating a lot of buzz because he's a pretty nice pack-in figure in his own right. Since people seem to really love the X-Wing and other Rebel Pilots in the line, do you intend to make a definitive "generic" sculpt of the X-Wing Pilot or Snowspeeder Pilot gear? Then you can just swap new heads/helmets and paintjobs to give us a few new pilots every year! It seems like an easy way to put out different pilot figures for a fair price. The 3.75" line fans would get in line to buy them if the sculpts were poseable and just right at an average scale.

Hasbro: That is a good idea, and we'll see. We like the pilots too. We think there can be room for several "definitives" at some point, for variety. SA Porkins, anyone? (OK, just kidding… it's unlikey we'll ever do an SA Porkins).

Jargo
01-12-2007, 05:35 AM
but they didn't say they wouldn't do an updated one. hehe

JediTricks
01-12-2007, 03:27 PM
Splitting hairs much? ;)

Anyway, that's it for this round, I'm about to check the tally and compile the questions, so thanks to everybody who voted. A new questions thread will be up soon.